BisiBeleBaath, known shortly as BBB is not only mine, but every Kannadiga’s favourite. There are many versions of BBB, the recipe following is the one I have adapted, which is very quick to prepare & ofcourse very tasty . My mother prepares in a very different way, ofcourse which is quite delcious, it is an elaborate method which I will post later. Right now lets enjoy my favourite BBB!!!
Mom Happy Mothers Day!!! You are the best!!!
(Rice & Veggies Cooked in Lentil Broth)
1 & 1/2 Cups Rice
3/4 Cup Toor Dal
2 Cups Mixed Veggies
(Potato, Green Beans, Carrots, Red/Green peppers/Capsicum, Avarekai, Green Peas, Lima beans etc)
1/2 Cup Coconut Grated – Grind to a smooth paste.
1/2 Tsp Tamarind paste
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt as per taste
3 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Mustard
4 Red Chilles
1/4 Tsp Hing
1 Tbsp Cashewnuts
3-4 Springs Curry leaves.
BBB Masala –
4 – 6 Dry Red Chilles
1 & 1/2 Tbsp Dhania
1/4 Tsp Cumin Seeds
6-8 Methi Seeds
2″ Cinnamon stick
2 Cardamon – Seeds
Dry Roast all the above. Cool.
2 & 1/2 Tsp MTR Sambhar powder.
Grind all the dry roasted ingredients with Sambhar powder.
Wash & Soak the rice & Toor dal in plenty of water.
Heat Oil in a cooker. Ad mustard, once it pops add the whole red chilles broken in 2-3 pieces, Hing, Cashewnuts & curry leaves.
Stir for a minute & add sliced onions.
Once the onions are translucent add the sliced tomatoes & cook until they are soft.
Add all the veggies & fry for few minutes.
Drain water from the soaked rice & dal, add it to the veggies & stir fry for 2 minutes.
Now add the ground BBB masala powder, Coconut paste, Tamarind paste, Turmeric & salt. Stir.
Add 5 Cups of water to it, mix everything & cook for 2-3 whistles.
Let the cooker cool down before opening.
Enjoy BBB with potato chips. 🙂